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"Promiscuous reading is necessary to the constituting of human nature"
-John Milton, Areopagitica

At The Milton Review, our goal is to honor, embrace, and occasionally lampoon the spirit of John Milton. Like the great English poet himself, we aim to be steadfast in our convictions, revolutionary in our vision, and contradictory in our statements. We seek writing that challenges the status quo while inflaming the imagination (and preferably angering at least one church in the process). Send us your stories about angel sex, regicide, political malfeasance, and even the poet himself. We currently accept powerful prose, penetrating poetry, prescient polemics, and a plethora of pettiness. Oh, and art too, we guess. Please see our submission guidelines for more information. 

P.S. if your poetry rhymes, go elsewhere.


Erez Bittan

Erez Bittan holds a BSc in Biology from Central Connecticut State University. While working as a paramedic by day (and also night), Erez side hustles as a one-person John Milton hype machine. Like most true artistic endeavors, The Milton Review was born in a fit of inspiration while Erez was on the toilet. 

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Sara McKinney
Managing Editor

Sara McKinney has refused the post of Editor-in-Chief multiple times. In another life, she may have pursued a degree in Milton Studies, but in this one she holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Arizona. Her writing can be found in Rubbertop Review, Uncharted Magazine, Jewish Fiction, and elsewhere. She is currently at work on a first novel. Website: saramckinney.com